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a few weeks ago, we had so much pollen around here, everything was a dusty yellow...after a lightn rain, you could see it everywhere piled up...most was from pine trees in the area....do bees use any and all pollen, or is some more desirable..I'm wondering because we have approx 200 acres of 16 year old pines that produce TONS of pollen...would putting a bee box around the trees be beneficial?
 

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Not really, at least not from the pine pollen. We get the same thing here. Pine/spruce pollen is not very nutritious for bees. As a broad generalization, wind-pollinated plants make small, lightweight pollen that's not much good for bees. Insect-pollinated, varied plants are the pollens that bees need to thrive.
 
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